Wendy Williams not only was a drug addict herself, but her son also struggled with addiction.
When Kevin Hunter Jr. was about 14 years old, he abused K2 a.k.a. synthetic marijuana.
“Our son, three years ago, he’s 17 now, he just graduated from high school, he’s leaving for college in September, but three years ago he smoked K2,” Williams, 54, told ET. “Now this is a drug, we see it on the news, people are walking around like zombies.”
Her son’s addiction transformed him into someone she didn’t recognize.
“I was horrified. My son became someone I didn’t even know,” she shared, adding that she noticed changes in him, “Immediately, immediately. It zaps your brain immediately.”
She added, “Drugs have no income; drugs have no race or religion. Drugs are drugs and that K2 was really something else and you know I’m glad to say we were able to bring him back all the way around.”
The daytime talk show host also opened up about her decade-long battle with cocaine, which she developed during her years on radio.
“I was a functioning addict though,” Williams told ET. “I report to work on time, and I’d walk in and all my co-workers, including my bosses, would know, but since I would have my headphones on and walk in the studio and [they] wouldn’t fire me because I was making ratings.”